Leading a creative life is increasingly the path people are choosing, for good reason. In an era of volatility, uncertainty, chaos, and ambiguity, being creative is perhaps the best way to navigate your career and succeed. It gives you the right skill set and mindset.
How will those trees evolve over time with their altered genome? Will they crowd out the remaining natural chestnuts? The consequences of genetic engineering can be unpredictable — genes behave and are expressed in complex ways.
The stories on the album come naturally, with language that is more often felt than understood. That’s because Cabic let the music be his master, listening to demos and walking around his neighborhood waiting for the lyrics to emerge organically around a line or cadence.
If there is one thing that the developments of the last week in Washington and Wall St. show, it is this: Capitalism is a system of mass destruction. It cannot be reformed—it must be replaced through the revolutionary reconstitution of society on a socialist basis.
“It’s like architecture, but it’s smaller and I can touch it and it’s done in an hour – as opposed to a building which take seven years, and then it gets cancelled.”
By day, Joe Nocella works in a tall, 1950s building in midtown Manhattan for architecture giant HOK, creating virtual models of construction projects. By night, and on weekends, he repairs to his small, unheated shop, 718 Cyclery, on the edge of Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighbourhood, where he builds real bikes – involving equally demanding schedules, clients and just-in-time supply-chain co-ordination. Not to mention the occasional punter coming through the door with a dusty mountain bike that hasn’t seen the light of day in years.
Interruption-free space is sacred. Yet, in the digital era we live in, we are losing hold of the few sacred spaces that remain untouched by email, the internet, people, and other forms of distraction. Our cars now have mobile phone integration and a thousand satellite radio stations. When walking from one place to another, we have our devices streaming data from dozens of sources. Even at our bedside, we now have our iPads with heaps of digital apps and the world’s information at our fingertips.